Definition Of goal

noun

(in football, soccer, rugby, hockey, and some other games) a pair of posts linked by a crossbar and often with a net attached behind it, forming a space into or over which the ball has to be sent in order to score.

Mr Foxley said there were still some problems with organising the event including installing a set of rugby or American Football posts instead of the football goals .

the object of a person's ambition or effort; an aim or desired result.

going to law school has become the most important goal in his life

Example Of goal

  • A lopsided basketball goal was a good ten yards away from the person who Lazarus recognized as Sam.

  • And if players are to be protected, then nets behind the goals have to be considered, however bad it might look to PR-conscious sponsors or directors.

  • ‘At the moment it looks as if we have to score three goals to win a game,’ he admits.

  • But isn't that a lot like saying the team that scores the most points or runs or goals wins the game?

  • going to law school has become the most important goal in his life


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